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noggin12,616 posts since 26 Jun 2001
They should just treat Ireland the same as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc. They have the same currency after all.


Sadly they aren't in the same rights region... UK+Ireland is an accepted and long-standing rights bloc. Pretty much anything the BBC makes has to have UK+Ireland rights because of overspill from the UK into the Republic (and the availability of BBC channels on Sky in Ireland, or FTA) for example. Eurosport is another example.

Reality is that Ireland is currently lumped with the UK for most deals. Don't see that changing. The currency is kind of irrelevant.
rdd2,759 posts since 21 Jun 2001
I don’t think any amount of re-engineering is going to make Irish people watch dubbed or subtitled French or German TV shows over British or American ones, tbh.

Meanwhile to maybe get back on topic, I haven’t watched any live BBC Sport since the new graphics were introduced - the replay wipe on Wales v Georgia is a bit, er strange.
Brekkie27,774 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I suspect most rugby commentators will be hoping that Georgia won't be joining the Six Nations any time soon considering their team line up:

Quote:
15-Soso Matiashvili; 14-Giorgi Koshadze, 13-Davit Kacharava, 12-Merab Sharikadze (c), 11-Miriani Modebadze; 10-Lasha Khmaladze, 9-Vasil Lobzhanidze; 1-Mikheil Nariashvili, 2-Jaba Bregvadze, 3-Levan Chilachava, 4-Kote Mikautadze, 5-Giorgi Nemsadze, 6-Lasha Lomidze, 7-Vito Kolelsihvili, 8-Beka Bitsadze

Replacements: 16-Shalva Mamukashvili, 17-Kakha Asieshvili, 18-Soso Bekoshvili, 19-Giorgi Chkhaidze, 20-Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 21-Giorgi Begadze, 22-Rezi Jinchvelashvili, 23-Merab Kvirikashvili
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
thegeek4,165 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Anyone ever wondered what the unbranded BBC Sport graphics would look like on screen at the same time as the BT Sport ones? No? Nobody?

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(I'm still a bit perplexed as to why you'd choose to watch this with ads and off-tube commentary on BT Sport rather than on BBC Two. Someone suggested to me that the rights might have been thrown in with something else. Sponsorship of the team/stadium, perhaps?)
Markymark4,969 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Anyone ever wondered what the unbranded BBC Sport graphics would look like on screen at the same time as the BT Sport ones? No? Nobody?

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(I'm still a bit perplexed as to why you'd choose to watch this with ads and off-tube commentary on BT Sport rather than on BBC Two. Someone suggested to me that the rights might have been thrown in with something else. Sponsorship of the team/stadium, perhaps?)


It might look higher quality on BT Sport ? Or you may not be able to receive BBC 2 HD, (no DVB-T2 kit) but can receive BT Sport in HD (streaming ?) I'm clutching a straws though !
Brekkie27,774 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I wonder that sometimes with the Superbowl and deciding between the BBC and Sky.

That sort of thing makes sense though where a subscription broadcaster might be the primary broadcaster throughout the season but the sport want the showpiece event FTA.

This deal doesn't make too much sense from BT's point of view - might work if only BBC Scotland broadcast it and BT Sport then had supposed exclusivity across the rest of the UK.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
DVB Cornwall7,009 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
The tangible benefit to BT is that they get highlights that can be used in other programming. In addition it also prevents you know who getting them. As has been mentioned BT does however hold Stadium naming rights for Murrayfield so it does at least make sense for them to show matches from there when other rights holders aren't automatically given access as part of a wider competition.

EDIT ....

It also maintains the presence of live RU on BTS during the international break too.
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thegeek4,165 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
The tangible benefit to BT is that they get highlights that can be used in other programming.
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It also maintains the presence of live RU on BTS during the international break too.

They've had highlights rights for RWC games before. Also there isn't really an international break - there were Anglo-Welsh Cup games last weekend, and Aviva Premiership this weekend, despite the internationals.